Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies has a release date!
Editor's Note: Caz seems a little upset over this decision, but I don't think either Capcom or Nintendo have much faith in the title to begin with. Face it, Ace Attorney is for a very specific audience that would buy it regardless of the release date. I would guess that's a big reason behind the release only being digital. That's my opinion, but feel free to make your own in the comments. I've updated the post with some images Capcom sent our way.
Today, Capcom confirmed that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies has a release date courtesy of a press release. It will be available on October 24th via the Nintendo eShop for $29.99, or €24.99. The currently available DLC in Japan will also be in the Western release, though more details are expected to clarify the DLC in the future.
Once again, Capcom has sealed the fate of yet another one of its popular series. What do I mean you ask? Oh, nothing, just a small little game you may have heard of...
Let's be realistic... We all know that many, many people will be playing this on their 3DS for a good, long time. It's going to be the best-selling game of the month, no doubt helped by the release of the more affordable 2DS released the same day. Anyone who goes out and gets a copy of Pokémon X/Y won't have any need nor reason to bust open their wallets for an Ace Attorney title, certainly not for a game on the eShop with a much smaller market than retail that is a part of niche (albeit, with very passionate fans) market with a far larger price tag than any other exclusive title available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
No matter how good the game is, the fact of the matter is that it is unlikely to gain a holding after what is one of the biggest releases of this year, possibly the biggest release of October, that is exclusive to the very same console, not to mention available in both physical and digital format. This is a blunder on the level of launching Rayman Origins for $60 only one week after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, or anything Konami has done since 2010 that Hideo Kojima hasn't been a part of.
Considering their recent financial issues, you'd think they'd know they can't afford to be making these mistakes.
*Courtesy of a press release
ARGH...... Damn October... Why must all the games I want have to come out then!?
Getting both. Been waiting with anticipation for the newest AA game so I'm gonna get both
You underestimate the power of ten year olds and balls of science.
not only they gave AA M rated game and made it digital only (it's now being limited to people over the age of 18) but now they want it to go against the new pokemon? calling it now, crapcom will blame AA fans for not supporting the game.
Yeah... I'm getting Pokemon... But I'n also getting me some Ace Attorney. Only got into it a couple of years ago, but I'm hooked.
Yes, lets sell a nich game months ago when 3DS sales are low. Lets not wait when the 3DS is being sold like hotcakes and 12 days after the big game.
With this, there would be a good excuse to sale poorly. If it was any earlier, they would just blame the game and not the fact the 3DS has not spread as the DS.
It was announced in 2007, but information only came out in 2012. And since then, there has been two games in between.
12 days after Pokemon is a good idea. After all, 3DS sales would probably increase thanks to that game. And being 12 days after, those who are not interested beyond the story would see a new game available to download. Sell it months ago and they will say it did poorly because there aren't many 3DSs sold.
I don't see a problem. 12 days should be more than enough time for people to complete Pokemon and get bored. After all, how many Pokemon players dedicate solely on that game? That they don't play any other game besides Pokemon.
Not to mention, there hasn't been a good time to release it. Last month, Saints Row, Mario and Luigi, Lost Planet.... This month: Grand Thief Auto, Rayman Legends, Scribblenauts. November: South Park, Watchdogs, Call of Duty?
Just be glad it is getting out.
I get the feeling they don't trust the AA fanbase. They've said the reason for doing a digital only release (aside from cost) is that physical would delay the release of the game, and they wanted to get this out as soon as possible. Considering that AA5 was announced back in 2007, I think fans of the series would be willing to wait just a little longer for a physical release. But they're steamrolling ahead with what seems like no forethought. So much for this series being one of their "strongest intellectual properties".
Ditto. I plan to get a 3DS just for AA (and Smash)
even i thought what the fuck is capcom doing. Arkham origins and ac4 gets a free pass since they released their dates before they knew x and ys release date...capcoms stupidity is even more so since pokemons is a first time world wide reelease....and capcom blamed aas poor sale rate by retailers......somebody needs to send Wrex after capcoms for being stupid
Fuck Pokemon, I'm getting my law degree!
I am still going to download it.
To be fair, AA does target a fairly niche audience. From September through to the new year, it's hard to see a time when it wouldn't be overshadowed by another title.
That being said, I'm mega excited and literally counting down the days.
The timing is ... REALLY bad indeed.
Let's hope this will not possible future decisions to realese more AA goodness in the west
Actually I agree with Caz. There a people who like both and may chose Pokémon over this game for now. The $30.00 price tag may help it, but people may not want to spend $70.00 on two games when they will manly be playing one game first.
Honestly, i'm not upset, just disappointed that Capcom decided to release it so soon after X & Y. It would make more sense to release it later on or possibly earlier is all i'm saying.
I'll get it anyways, especially considering that they're actually selling it at a fair price in Europe. The release date is not the smartest move, sure, but it's not like the game won't still be on the eShop after people are done with Pokémon.
Speaking of which: You do protest too much, methinks.
I am one of those who will but AA but not Pokemon. I am wierd, I know.